The illegal strike by a group of bus drivers employed by Kidrogen, a MyCiTi vehicle operating company (VOC), is still ongoing.
Commuters traveling on the T01 and T04 trunk routes should expect significant delays to the MyCiTi service in the peak hour of this afternoon, 26 May 2016. The MyCiTi feeder Routes 213, 214, 215, 216 and 217 in Table View, as well as Routes 260 and 262, serving commuters from Summer Greens and Century Gate, are also severely affected.
‘Transport for Cape Town, the City’s transport authority, has requested the other two vehicle operating companies to assist where possible. However, commuters are advised to please make other arrangements where possible as the service along these routes will be severely delayed for as long as the illegal strike continues,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport for Cape Town, Councillor Brett Herron.
A group of bus drivers employed by Kidrogen embarked on an illegal strike as from 05:00 this morning, 26 May 2016. Neither Kidrogen, nor Transport for Cape Town, was informed of their intention to strike.It is unclear at this stage when the strike will come to an end and for how long the MyCiTi service along these routes will be affected. The City, in collaboration with Law Enforcement and the South African Police Service, is closely monitoring the situation.
‘The City is extremely concerned about the impact of the illegal strike on commuters. We are urging the drivers and their employer to resolve the issue as soon as possible,’ said Councillor Herron.
The City apologises for the inconvenience caused and requests commuters to please be patient.
Commuters can contact the Transport Information Centre 24/7 on 0800 65 64 63 for the latest information regarding the service, or follow @MyCiTibus on Twitter, or visit the facebook page ‘MyCiTi Integrated Rapid Transit System’.